NEXT RACE EVENT
July 26th - Race #5 of
the $1,000 to win
LoanMart Open Late Model
Series 100 laps (split 50's), Race
#5 of the Hobby Stock Open Series,
Legends of the Pacific, MST,
Toyota Sedans, 4-Bangers, 18
Second Bracket Race Mini Cup, 18
Second Bracket Race
Click here for a complete
schedule of events.
Adult tickets are $15, Seniors
are $13, Youth are only $7,
and kids five and under are
Facebook page to
win free tickets,
HERE IS THE LINK TO ShortTrack TV, Click here to go to the Short Track TV channel
July 26th Marks the RETURN of Short Track racing ACTION at the LoanMart
Madera Speedway! Plus we are giving FREE TICKETS away every day this week
on our facebook page starting Tuesday!
July 26th is a pure short track racing show featuring the LoanMart Late Model Series, the LoanMart Open
Hobby Stocks, the Legends of the Pacific, the Mini Super Toyotas, the Sedans, Mini Cup, 4-Bangers, and the
wheel to wheel 18 second bracket race!
Ticket prices are only $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and military (active and retired), $7 for juniors 6-12,
kids five and under are free! Discount family packs are also available. Pit Gates open at 2pm with the
Grandstands opening at 4pm Saturday July 26th for this fun racing event.
We are also giving free tickets away every day this week beginning Tuesday on our facebook page! Watch
for the free ticket posts and like them or leave a comment and you will be entered into the drawings for
There is an open practice this Friday July 25th, the pits will open at 4pm with the track open from
5-8pm. The grandstands are open for FREE on Friday for the practice!
By Mark Smith / The Madera Tribune
In a once-a-year LoanMart Madera Speedway race that runs 70
laps longer than the circuit's norm, it's undeniable that absolutely
anything can happen.
Such an adage was more true than ever Saturday night during the Gerhardt Classic 100-lap United States
Auto Club/Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets race, which saw Chad Nichols easily hold the lead for
more than 50 laps, but - to the gasps of the crowd - drop out in the last five.
The race - like all others Saturday - was held in tribute of legendary auto racing engineer Fred Gerhardt
and, fitting to a mechanic who built cars in the wild days of racing's past, packed with awe-inspiring
Whether it was Jerome Rodella in the electric blue five car making a potential suicide dive through five
opponents in lap traffic to hold onto his then-lead, David Goodwill and Michael Snider exchanging the
second-place spot three times in one lap, or of course, Nichols cruising to a lead measured by seconds,
there was something for every fan in what could, without a doubt, be called a truly classic event.
Within four laps, Nichols found himself in second place behind Rodella, who put on a great display from
the lead position for 42 turns around the "Fastest One-Third Mile in the West."
However, in that 42nd lap, Rodella - who spent the last several laps fending off the rising Nichols - made
contact with the 98 car of Jarred Bondel, which sent him to the back of the pack.
That put Nichols firmly in the lead as several other strong contenders, such as Tanner Swanson and Cody
Gerhardt, were already out due to motor troubles.
For the next 53 laps, it looked to be all Nichols for the checkered, though Goodwill and Snider battled for
second behind him.
But in lap 95, everything changed when Nichols's engine apparently blew and forced him from the race.
"I'm pretty sure it's my motor," Nichols said. "The car was running perfect until ten laps ago … I was hoping
it would limp across for five more but it just couldn't."Click here for more
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